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Porto president Pinta da Costa is convinced Andre Villas-Boas would reject any approach from Chelsea - despite the highly-rated coach having a release clause of just 15million euros (£13m).

Murray to face 'Federer of the Futures' first up

It is something of a double-edged compliment, but Eric Prodon, Andy Murray's first-round opponent here at the French Open, is known as "the Roger Federer of the Futures". The 29-year-old Frenchman got to his first final in 2001, won his first tournament in 2004 and has enjoyed consistent success ever since, reaching a total of 38 finals and winning 21 titles along the way.

Caroline Wozniacki: The world at her feet, but there's one frontier to cross

Great Dane is fed up with being asked whether she deserves to be the world No 1 – she just wants to win her first Grand Slam, starting in Paris today. Paul Newman meets Caroline Wozniacki

Andy Murray expected to be fit for French Open despite pulling out of exhibition match

Andy Murray is expected to be fit for the French Open despite pulling out of a scheduled exhibition match in Paris today.

Murray scraps but fails to stop Djokovic's run

Novak Djokovic's unbeaten record in 2011 is still intact but the 23-year-old Serb was taken to the edge of the precipice by Andy Murray in a gripping semi-final of the Rome Masters here last night. Murray served for the match and came within two points of victory on four occasions before Djokovic fought back to win 6-1 3-6 7-6 after a contest of the highest quality that lasted more than three hours.

Murray full of the confidence needed to conquer Rome after being buoyed up by Cahill filling the coaching gap

Clay has always provided Andy Murray with his biggest challenge, but the world No 4 will not lack any ambition going into this week's Rome Masters. "I want to try to win the tournament," Murray said here yesterday.

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The rally legend that is mini

Alec Issigonis may have been turning in his grave when the Mini Countryman, a bloated 4x4 revamp of the trendy runaround favoured by middle-class offspring and dubious estate agents everywhere, hit the streets last year.

Andy Murray takes positives from Madrid Open defeat

Andy Murray was able to take some positives out of his Madrid Open campaign even though he failed to progress beyond the third round for the first time in four years in the Spanish capital.

Paula Radcliffe: 'Win gold in London then retire? No, I'd keep going'

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Murray gets up to speed after cautious start

If Andy Murray did not always play with the same fluency he had shown in his first clay-court tournament of the season, the 23-year-old Scot still made a winning start at the Madrid Masters yesterday. Murray, making his first appearance for three weeks after injuring his elbow en route to the semi-finals in Monte Carlo last month, beat France's Gilles Simon 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 to earn a third-round meeting today with Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci.

Murray battles through in Madrid

Andy Murray progressed to the third round of the Madrid Open tonight after beating Gilles Simon in three sets.

Murray hopes fast Madrid courts can hone game for Roland Garros

The best that could be said about Andy Murray's first appearance at the Madrid Masters yesterday was that it did at least give him some competitive time on court. The 23-year-old Scot teamed up with his brother, Jamie, only to lose 6-2, 6-2 in just 55 minutes to the Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez in the first round of the doubles.

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